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Pentagon calls Mosul briefing a mistake by CentCom

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Pentagon officials say U.S. Central Command was wrong to have briefed reporters on plans for an Iraqi-led ground offensive in Mosul. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. (...)
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Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative. (...)
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Excerpts from Netanyahu's speech and rejoinder from Obama

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:30pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a major address to Congress on Tuesday and warned against making a deal that could leave Iran on the path toward nuclear weapons. At the White House, President Barack Obama offered a pointed rebuttal during a brief Oval Office photo opportunity. Obama said he had read a transcript of the prime minister's remarks and that Netanyahu had offered no viable suggestions on how to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. (...)
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CBO: Debt limit increase not needed until the fall

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office says Republicans controlling Congress can probably put off a politically wrenching vote to increase the government's borrowing cap until the fall. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. (...)
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AP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat. (...)
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Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got. (...)
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Senate GOP tries to repeal NLRB rule on union elections

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate moved Tuesday to try to reverse a new National Labor Relations Board rule that would shorten the time between a union's request for representation and the vote on whether to certify a union. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. (...)
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Excerpts from Israeli leader Netanyahu's speech to Congress

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Excerpts from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday warning against making a deal that could leave Iran on the path toward nuclear weapons: (...)
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Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new government-wide initiative on Tuesday to help millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school. (...)
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Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department — with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the report. (...)
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Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she was so upset she was near tears during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress about the threat posed by Iran. (...)
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Congress sends Obama bill to fund Homeland Security through year's end, without conditions

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sends Obama bill to fund Homeland Security through year's end, without conditions. (...)
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Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she was so upset she was near tears during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress about the threat posed by Iran. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. (...)
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CBO: Debt limit increase not needed until the fall

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office says Republicans controlling Congress can probably put off a politically wrenching vote to increase the government's borrowing cap until the fall. (...)
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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies. (...)
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FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday. (...)
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